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#SaveOurSolar

This week, I’d like to ask for your help. If you don’t have time to read, skip to the bottom to find out how. As you may know, the government recently held a review of the feed in tariff, and as a result, have recommended a Solar FiT reduction of 87% in January 2016. Currently,

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Community Energy with a conscience

Our mission is to make a difference to the environment every day, so supporting communities to invest in renewables where individuals may not be able to afford to do so is high up on our ‘to do’ list. We’ve been working with WREN and Low Carbon Ladock to install solar PV for individuals as well

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Follow our carbon cutting journey with Climate Vision

We recently supported the crowdfunder project by Climate Vision. The aim of the project is to encourage a group of 10 ‘ambassadors’ to fulfill a set of pledges over several months with the intention of cutting carbon. A few years ago Luci from Climate vision carried out a similar project, anylising the results of behavioural

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Accurate energy monitoring, what is phantom power?

Many of our customers use an energy monitoring device, such as the ‘OWL’ meter, to keep track of the electricity generated by their Solar PV system. A recent post on the OWL website explains why some customers may see a generation reading on their energy monitor, even when it is dark outside! What is Phantom

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Community Energy – Low Carbon Ladock

Transition Ladock and Grampound Road was set up in 2008 to find a low carbon alternative to providing energy for the local community. In 2009 the group secured a share of £500,000 Government Community Funding by working with Cornish charity Community Energy Plus. The money awarded to the Ladock group has been used to install

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Happy customers!

We work hard to provide an excellent, knowledgeable, professional service, so it’s always great to hear that our customers experience that. It’s also really important to us that we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. As local installers, we want to build our reputation by providing an honest service so you can trust we’ll do the

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Solar PV investment

In our newsletter, we like to keep customers updated with useful information relating to our business, for example, the West Cornwall Community Renewables event, and our customers Bosinver winning Gold in the national tourism awards. We also love to hear how our customers are getting on with their chosen technologies. Last week we had this

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Cornwall’s green homes event

Have you ever thought about making green improvements to your home but needed ideas or more information? West Country Community Renewables are running a Green Open Homes weekend on May 22nd to 24th where householders who have made energy and environmental improvements, large or small, are opening their doors to share their experience and their

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Congratulations Cornwall!

Yesterday the representatives of Cornwall’s top tourism businesses travelled up to Newcastle for the Visit England National tourism awards. Having worked closely with Bosinver Farm Cottages, we were watching the night unfold, as we were as excited as they were to find out how they had done. In 2013, Pat and Dave were selected for

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Feed in tariff rates, July 2015

Ofgem will be reducing the rates for the solar feed in tariff on 1st July 2015. The rates will be as follows: 4kWp will drop from 13.39 pence to 12.92p 4 – 10 kWp will drop from 12.13 pence to 11.71 pence 10-50kWp will remain the same 50-150 kWp will drop from 9.98 pence to